Nebraska State Patrol Searches Table Rock Area for Linda Dillard, Who Went Missing in June 2021

March 24, 2022, 9 a.m. ·

Linda Dillard photo of her with shoulder-length black and gray hair looking forward smiling.
Linda Dillard went missing on June 16 near Table Rock, Nebraska. The State Patrol is asking for anonymous information that can help the case. (Photo courtesy of Nebraska State Patrol)

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Police and investigators at the Nebraska State Patrol began a search Thursday morning for Linda Dillard, a 55-year-old woman who went missing nine months ago.

Eric Jones is the lead investigator in Dillard’s case. He said the State Patrol will search the area she was last seen.

“Our search efforts, which began this morning, will include the Table Rock State Wildlife Management Area and 200-300 acres of private ground surrounding that area," Jones said.

Jones said in light of new information given to his office, the Nebraska State Patrol believes Dillard may have been the victim of a crime.

He said new information and environmental conditions make this the right time and place for a search.

Since it’s an ongoing investigation, Jones said he cannot give specifics on any leads his office may have at this time.

However, he said the State Patrol needs any information that could help with the case.

“I want everyone to remember that Linda has a family, she’s a mother, she’s a grandmother," Jones said, "and I urge anyone with information to contact Nebraska Crime Stoppers who is offering a reward for information in this investigation.”

To contact authorities with anonymous tips about Dillard’s disappearance last June, her current whereabouts, or about the crime visit the Nebraska Crime Stoppers website or the P3 Tips mobile app, call 1-800-422-1494, or call the Nebraska State Patrol at 402-479-4921.